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USB speed doubling target outlined at IDF Beijing

by Mark Tyson on 10 April 2013, 12:30

Tags: USB Implementers Forum

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Today the Intel Developer Conference (IDF) kicked off in Beijing. Attendees heard of the efforts to enhance the existing 5Gbps SuperSpeed USB interface to double its throughput capability to 10Gbps. The new faster USB standard should be finalised by June this year and the first hardware controller will emerge about nine months later, with consumer availability of such hardware following a few months after that. In addition the USB Power Delivery specification is set to pump up to 100 watts down the same USB data cable.

The new standard, as yet unnamed, will require a new cable which is capable of the combined data and power delivery. The cable will still remain backwards compatible with previous USB interfaces.

“The USB-IF recognizes consumer demand for a simplified single-cable solution to power and simultaneously transfer data to their laptops, tablets and smartphones,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB Implementers Forum President and COO. “With the new SuperSpeed USB enhancement to increase performance up to 10 Gbps data rate, coupled with the USB Power Delivery specification capable of delivering up to 100 watts of power to USB-enabled devices, consumers will soon be able to have one USB cable to support all their needs.”

USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 logos

In an interview with The Inquirer, Ravencraft spoke of future USB developments and “indicated that there is further headroom in the standard to again double the speed to 20Gbit/s”.

Compared to the Thunderbolt standard, in the news yesterday (also aiming to double its speed, from 10Gbps to 20Gbps), SuperSpeed USB 3.0 has been a runaway success with consumers “The delivery of USB 3.0 certified products is continuing to grow exponentially, with over 1 billion USB 3.0 products shipping by the end of 2013. This huge growth is a testament to the benefits, ease of use, and continued relevance of USB technology,” said Greg Potter, Analyst at Multimedia Research Group.



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Cables are so last century, where's a decent affordable desktop wireless protocol for displays and peripherals?
jimbouk
Cables are so last century, where's a decent affordable desktop wireless protocol for displays and peripherals?

Amen to that
imagine just building your tower, getting your moniter out….turn both on…beep…apears on any screen you have nearby …including the moniter, you then just set it to apear on that moniter…and tadah

or an even simpler solution, have a slider switch on the graphics card and on the moniter, and set them both to the same chanel (say 1 - 10) and do it that way…then while your computer and moniter are on 4, your TV is on 6 with the ps4 and new xbox…want pc on living room TV? not a problem, set PC to 6…done…
want to game on your pc moniter? set console to 4…tadah…why has nobody in the tech world realised this yet?

double the speed of wifi and it can be done over wifi signals, dont even need any other equipment
ionicle
jimbouk
Cables are so last century, where's a decent affordable desktop wireless protocol for displays and peripherals?

Amen to that
imagine just building your tower, getting your moniter out….turn both on…beep…apears on any screen you have nearby …including the moniter, you then just set it to apear on that moniter…and tadah

or an even simpler solution, have a slider switch on the graphics card and on the moniter, and set them both to the same chanel (say 1 - 10) and do it that way…then while your computer and moniter are on 4, your TV is on 6 with the ps4 and new xbox…want pc on living room TV? not a problem, set PC to 6…done…
want to game on your pc moniter? set console to 4…tadah…why has nobody in the tech world realised this yet?

double the speed of wifi and it can be done over wifi signals, dont even need any other equipment

Once wireless power becomes the norm so will wireless peripherals, at the moment while power cables are required it's not really worthwhile is it?
aceuk
jimbouk
Cables are so last century
Indeed…

http://images.apple.com/euro/imac/design/images/fluidgallery/gallery_2_2256.jpg

Sure, we can get all in one's with wireless mice, but when we start to connect external storage, mobile devices, extra displays cables start to appear